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Old 12-06-2006, 08:40 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by suzeeq
Well I'm sorry if I came off as blunt, but that's me at times. I had no intention of starting anything, which was why I didn't say anything else.
No big deal. I know you didn't intend to start anything -- it just bugged me that it was stated as fact rather than opinion.

Originally Posted by suzeeq
It's called a cast on and many people don't count it as a row at any time.
A lot do, though. Just wanted to clarify that. I really have no opinion whether it should be counted as a row or not -- I just happen to like the way one side looks better than the other so the first row I do after the cast on is a usually a wrong-side row.

Anyway... If anyone wants to try the other way of doing long-tail that makes the purl bumps on the opposite side, I found a site that has pictures. Alternating the knit and purl versions of the cast-on works amazingly well for ribbing -- if you look at the close-up picture given in the link, the cast-on blends right into the rest of the fabric. Looks better than tubular cast-on for 2x2 rib, IMO.
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